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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,852 miles

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2005 Toyota Tacoma electrical problems

electrical problem

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2005 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 262009

Tacoma 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,146 miles


I bought my 2005 Tacoma about 2 months ago. I have experienced this problem three times now. The last time being tonight after picking up my daughter at work. The truck was accelerating and I was literally standing on the brake and the engine was racing and would not stop. I through it into neutral and it sounded like it was going to explode! I have no rugs in my vehicle, it did not come with any, and I was going to get the all weather mats, but have not bought them yet. The cruise control was not engaged. I do consider myself to be a fairly experienced driver, I use to race a 70 chevelle in the 1/4 mile (this was many years ago.), if I did not have such experience I am sure I would have ran the car up a tree or something. I am scared, I have beat cancer twice and I'll be !@#$% if I am going to let a faulty Tacoma take me out!

- Manchester, NH, USA

problem #2

May 012006

Tacoma 4WD 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 10 miles
I just read a similar complaint and I wanted to file my story. My 2005 Tacoma's speedometer has been reading approximately 7 miles per hour faster than actual. I couldn't figure out why so many cars were passing me on the highway when I was doing around 65! I checked it by following my wife in her car and also compared against mile markers. I took to the dealer and they hooked it up to the diagnostic computer and found nothing wrong - they said there was no fix. It is unsafe to drive when you don't know how fast you are really going plus the condition shortens the life of the factory warranty (36,000 miles) because the odometer is recording more miles than actual.

- Mystic, CT, USA

problem #1

Mar 032006

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 15,400 miles
: the contact stated while the four wheel drive was shifted from four wheel drive high or low, the vehicle will not always shift. The four wheel drive light illuminated and the audible alarm stating the vehicle has not shifted came on. An additional 5 attempts were needed after the vehicle was moved. The technical representative from the manufacturer drove the vehicle and determined this was normal operating conditions. Also, when the outside temperatures were below zero degrees the keyless entry would not unlock the vehicle. The dealership tested the key fob and replaced the battery, but this did not repair the problem. Updated 3/22/2006 -

- Hot Sulphur Springs, CO, USA

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